[ pahl-suh ]

noun,plural pal·sen [pahl-suhn]. /ˈpɑl sən/. Geology.
  1. a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and Arctic areas.

Origin of palsa

First recorded in 1940–45; from German or directly from Swedish pals(e), from Finnish palsa “peat knob in a bog, hillock in the tundra,” from Sami

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